How to Install Microsoft Office 2007

By Geoffrey Weed

One thing about computers is that it's extremely easy to fall behind the times. Many people, for instance, are familiar with Microsoft Office and its suite of programs such as Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel and Microsoft PowerPoint. Many don't realize, however, that Microsoft came out with revolutionary upgrades to all of these programs in their Microsoft Office 2007 software.

Downloading the Software

Step 1

Open your web browser and go to the Microsoft website (see Resources below). Note that you can try Microsoft Office 2007 for free for 60 days. After that time you will lose the ability to use many of the functions of the program unless you upgrade and purchase the entire suite of programs, which not inexpensive.

Step 2

Move your mouse over the "Office" tab and select "All Office Products" from the drop-down menu.

Step 3

Select either Microsoft Office Professional 2007 or Microsoft Office Home and Student 2007. The Home and Student version has many of the same programs as the Professional version at a much lower cost. Check carefully to determine which one is better for you. Once you've decided which one suits you, click the "Download Now" tab underneath it.

Step 4

Choose your language from the screen that pops up and then select "Download Now" again.

Step 5

Fill out the Registration Information form and submit it, then copy down the product key that comes up on the next page.

Step 6

Click the "Download Now" tab again, save the file that pops up to your desktop, and then exit your web browser and click on the program you just downloaded.

Installing Microsoft Office 2007

Step 1

Wait for the files to finish downloading completely.

Step 2

Click the "Install" button once the downloading has completed and you're able to do so.

Step 3

Choose the options you'd prefer from the Microsoft Office installation options.

Step 4

Wait for Microsoft Office 2007 to install completely.

Step 5

Enjoy your newly downloaded and installed software, entering the product key you copied down earlier when prompted to do so.

Tips & Warnings

  • Microsoft Office 2007 is relatively expensive. Make sure you fully understand the price that is being charged before submitting your credit card information and actually purchasing the software.

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